Monday, May 28, 2007

My SIL turns good things into great things.

My brother and sister-in-law were just here for a visit.

We were all out to lunch on Saturday when suddenly she squealed with delight. Kind of out of the blue.

"Oooh! I have something to show you when we get back home!"

As you may recall, she is fantastically cute. I have never known anyone whose style is so unrelenting in its cuteness. So, you can imagine my interest was piqued.

Once home, she got her backpack, unzippped it, and slowly -- very slowly -- began pulling something out of it.

My inside voice: I recognize that green polka-dotted fabric. Did she make something with the fabric that I made something with before? What is that?


She turned it around, and it was the heating pad cover I'd made her for Christmas.

But there was something in it that was not a heating pad.

"Look!" She put the whole thing down flat, opened the velcro side and slowly (she will put on a good show) pulled out an adorable laptop computer.

"It's the PERFECT bag for my brand-new laptop!! This way I get to use it and look at it all the time, not just when my back hurts!! Isn't that great?!! For my laptop!!"

Dudes. That heating pad cover is also a laptop bag. Because my SIL is a genius.

Heating pad covers were the new scarves. Now, it turns out, they are the new laptop bags.

You can read more about the heating pad cover/laptop bag here, here, and here.

Thank you to Denyse Schmidt for the Hold Me Close heating pad cover inspiration. And thank you to my SIL for being such a genius. Something to show me, indeed!


kim said...

What a great idea! Don't you just love it when someone likes something you made - for reals?!

Heating pads are used for backaches? I use them for three seasons because I'm always cold. That's normal, right?

Laura said...

That's so cool! And I agree with Kim, it's wonderful when someone loves what you made them so much that they think of a way to use it all the time. My dad wore the socks I made him for Christmas nearly continuously until spring broke. That made me very happy. :)

tiennie said...

I love it! I'm glad she's using it since it's so pretty!

vt said...

I love it! It's genius!

Ashley said...

Genius! I have no earthly reason to make a heating pad cover. But a laptop sleeve? THAT I can make.